November 7, 2012
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How to sleep better and treat
COPD at the same time
If you are challenged with COPD (chronic obstructive lung disease), you might be able to treat the condition and get a great night’s sleep at the same time.

Researchers recently conducted a study on 36 subjects with moderate to severe COPD. They evaluated their lung function and inflammatory markers before and after the study. Then they gave them either melatonin (3 mg) or a placebo every day for five months. Here’s what happened.

Their total lung function by spirometry (which measures volumes) didn’t change. But 8-isoprostane in exhaled breath, a marker of oxidative stress, decreased in the melatonin group. And their severity of shortness of breath with minimal exercise dropped, as did interleukin 8 (a marker of inflammation), in the melatonin group. The latter actually rose in the placebo group.

While overall air movement didn’t change in the melatonin subjects, their ability to use oxygen did improve. In addition, inflammation dropped after just three months of the study. Dispend (shortness of breath) improved with melatonin.

Melatonin is a hormone your pineal gland makes every day. Most medical professionals consider it a premier antioxidant. It might be valuable particularly for the inflammation in the lungs of those with COPD. It is quite safe at the dosage they used in this study (3 mg). And it will help you sleep great as well.

These results compare favorably with the improvement we often see with nebulized glutathione, another star antioxidant. Vitamin C helps protect lung tissue as well (perhaps 3-6 grams daily). You also need to consider CoQ10 (as Ubiquinol) and a good all-around, broad-spectrum multiple vitamin/mineral supplement, such as Healthy Resolve. I additionally often recommend nebulized hydrogen peroxide at a concentration of 0.06%. You can find more details on this treatment on my website.

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ReF: J Pineal Res. 2012 March 19.

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